15 FEBRUARY 1868

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Nothing has been heard as yet of the missing gentleman,

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the Rev. B. Speke. The Times mentioned on Wednesday that the police had discovered some sort of a clue, but nothing about this clue has yet appeared. "C. T. M.," who represents...

" Captain " Mackay, a Fenian bred in America, and

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supposed to be the author of the attack on the martello tower near Cork, has been captured in the regular way. He was betrayed by a confederate, surrounded by armed police, and...

In other respects the debate was not satisfactory. Mr. Bright

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seemed to like the corruption in small boroughs as the only con- dition which would some day ensure their abolition, and perhaps also bestow on us the ballot ; and Mr. Locke...

The Prussian Conservatives appear to have formally quarrelled with the

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Government upon the subject of,ihe provincial grant to Hanover. They resisted the Bill strongly, even after Count von Bismarck had told them that if they opposed too much, he...

It has produced an extraordinary crop of stories of outrage

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and disappearance. Most of the former are incoherent, being the recollections of people who were obviously very drunk when the events which they think occurred either did or did...


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T HE first debate of the reassembled Parliament was on Mr. Disraeli's proposed Bill for exposing and punishing corrupt practices. The Bill, which passed through a select...

A letter in the Times from a "casual correspondent" at

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Senafe, who is clearly entitled to the highest credit, explains the delay 'which has taken place in the movement on'Magdala. It was necessary, for thermometric reasons, to...

Mr. Disraeli gave notice on Thursday that he would intro-

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duce the Scotch Reform Bill on Monday night, thus opening the real campaign of the Session. He intends to propose that seven additional Members be conceded to Scotland, the...

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Mr. Lowe has at length put forward his address, in

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the shape of a letter to Mr. Julian Goldsmid, M.P., and 250 graduates of the University of London. It is written with a certain dignity, and pride in the writer's personal...

It is with some surprise that we see, after Dr.

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Wood's abdica- tion in Mr. Lowe's favour expressly on the ground of his sound doctrine on the questions of Education and the Irish Church, that Mr. Lowe is to the last extreme...

An Irish deputation, with Mr. Digby Seymour, Q.C., at its

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head, waited on Tuesday on Mr. Hardy to present a loyal address to the Queen, signed, it is said, by 22,603 persons in London. The address affirmed the loyalty of those who...

Lord Arthur Clinton will, on the 21st inst., propose resolutions

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declaring that the religious educational arrangements of Ireland and her system of laud tenure are not in accordance with the wants and wishes of the country, and must be...

A letter from Mr. Goldwin Smith has been published in

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the New York Tribune, in which he mentions his intention of residing some years in the United States, in order to write a history of America. He would be much more usefully...

Sir Robert Carden writes to the Times to explain why

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he recently sent 51 beggars to prison in one week. He says 4 men and 12 women were cripples, 8 men and 4 women were idiots or incapables, 7 men. and 5 women so bad in character...

Mr. Pratt, gentleman, of Aldborough, Suffolk, quarrelled with his neighbours

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about a right of way, and was for some trespass fined. He gave notice of appeal, but was arrested, and brought an action against the magistrates, Captain James and Mr. Freeman,...

The Cambridge University election, a contest between two Conservatives,—Mr. Beresford

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Hope, wealthy High Churchman, and Mr. Cleasby, moderately successful barrister,—will certainly not be a contest of principle. Both the candidates declare them- selves opposed to...

All the municipal vestries and councils within the Metropolitan District,

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except that of Westminster, have protested against Mr. Mill's plan of governing London through a federation of corpora- tions. A deputation representing them all was received by...

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A good story of an American Republican's bitterness of heart

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towards Mr. Johnson is going about. The legend goes that our new Ambassador, Mr. Thornton, before his departure for the States, having praised Mr. Johnson's firmness to the...

About 500,000/. in gold withdrawn from the Bank and nearly

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the whole of our imports of bullion have been taken for the Con- tinent. Nevertheless, the market for Home Stocks ruled steady, at, mostly, full prices, until yesterday...

The Oxford Convocation has, we are happy to see, rejected

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a proposal to present a sum of 350/. to an institution styled, by its friends, "The University of the Southern States of America." The very ambiguous and very disputable title...

It appears that a society called the "North of England

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Council for the Higher Education of Women," have "resolved -that it is desirable to institute examinations in which women above eighteen years of age may obtain certificates of...

A writer in the Times has called attention to what

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younger members of the Bar have long felt to be a pressing grievance. The Inns of Court are supposed to provide a library and a dining. room for their members. The library is...

Spanish New Turkish 6 per Cents., 1858 „ 1862... United

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States 5.20's • •• • •• •• • •• • •. Friday, Feb. 7. Friday, Feb. 14. 161 ... 16 361 ... 331 61f ... 63 Si ... 61f 0. 721 ... 72f

Archdeacon Denison has proposed his educational plan, in a meeting

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held at Willis's Rooms on Wednesday. As far as we -understand his scheme, which was not clearly explained, it was in favour of help from Government,—not local rates,—for all...

Mr. Bryant the poet, and proprietor, we believe, of the

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New ork Evening Post, who has always been a good free-trader, has been expounding to his countrymen in New York the inconsistency of which they are guilty in cherishing free...

Great Eastern...

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Great Northern ... Great Western ... Lancashire and Yorkshire London and Brighton ... London and North-Western London and South-Western London, Chatham, and Dover Metropolitan...

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TORY EMBARRASSMENT ABOUT A PREMIER. I T seems to be generally admitted that Lord Derby is holding office only as a pis aller. He is in really weak health, wants quiet above...

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THERE is no doubt that University elections have not been 1 hitherto the illustrious things which were expected. The effect of education on the majority of average men seems to...


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T HE Judges, of all men in the world, have intervened to protect Electoral corruption. Mr. Disraeli, who, it may be from calculation, it may be from that latent dislike of the...

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T HE "Committee of Consultation" appointed by the Shareholders of the Midland Railway to consult with the Directors on their affairs have presented their Report, which is not...

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THE great "Macrorie " correspondence between "the lion- hearted " Bishop of Capetown, and the three English prelates who have counselled him (not too gratefully) in his...

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T HE Shopocracy is weaker than we should have supposed. Two years ago the retail tradesmen were the ultimate ruling force of Great Britain, possessed a clear majority in that...

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T HE Pall Mall Gazette of Wednesday evening published a paper on "Amateur Detectives," the writer of which seems to think that for journalists to offer the police assistance in...

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LII.—Tus SUBURBAN COUNTIES AND HERTFORDSHIRE :— SAXON PERIOD. U NDER the Roman administration Surrey formed part of the Province of Britannia Prima; Middlesex, Essex, and Hert-...

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"SPECTATOR."] SIR,—It would be highly reprehensible on my part to reply in any but the most friendly terms to the thoughtful reviewer of my Essays in last week's...

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PAPAL CONCLAVES.. THERE are very few Englishmen alive—not more than two or three—who understand the Papal organization as well as Mr. Cartwright. A man of singular political...

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WE are told in our author's preface, what the study of these volumes is quite enough to verify, that this quasi-fiction is the "simple record of an actual life of our day—this...

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BUT for Mr. Skinner's title-page we should have thought that he had rather a pleasant time of it in Crete. This is certainly the impression produced by the book as a whole,...

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AS a general rule, the novels which appear in the columns of periodicals published by religious societies are less remarkable for animation than for staidness, and evince a...

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Review of the Work of Mr. John Stuart Mill entitled "Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy." By George Grote. (Triibner.)— This review (republished from the...

Lamps, Pitchers, and Trumpets. Lectures delivered to Students for the

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Ministry on the Vocation of the Preacher. By Edwin Paxton Hood (Jackson, Walford, and Hodder.)—Undor an extremely affected title, and in a book of intolerable size, Mr. Hood has...

Little Miss Fairfax. By Kenner Deena. Three vols. (Nowby.)— We

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confess to having skimmed through this novel with much pleasure, and are ready to recommend it to others for the same process. Parts of it are unmistakably good, but the author...

The Betrothed ; a Nation's row. By Dr. W. E.

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Guthrie. (Edinburgh W. P. Nimmo.) — We fully agree with the first friend to whom Dr Guthrie showed this singular production that it is unmitigated rubbish, and we congratulate...